He probably threatened Karl Rove to get it.
He is Congessman --he may have a little pull
1. BALANCING THE STATE BUDGETWHEREAS, due to the profligate spending of the State of Wisconsin over the past twenty years, the State of Wisconsin now faces yet another budget deficit;WHEREAS, the structural deficit still exists and must be addressed in coming years;WHEREAS, Governor Doyle balanced the budget on the backs of the taxpayers with large tax increases that the Republican Assembly accepted in order to reach a compromise budget;WHEREAS, Wisconsin remains in the top five in income taxes in the country and in the top ten in property taxes in the country;WHEREAS, relying on cigarette taxes only delays the inevitable as eventually revenues from cigarette taxes dissipate as more people quit smoking and thus other taxes must be raised to support the new programs paid for by the cigarette taxes;WHEREAS, relying on user fees takes more money out of the pockets of taxpayers and avoids addressing the underlying problem which is the pork barrel spending of our legislators; andWHEREAS, no program should be spared from cuts, including education and welfare programs, since Wisconsin already spends more than most other states on education and welfare with little result. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Milwaukee County (RPMC) opposes any increase in taxes or user fees and any new tax or new user fee as a means of balancing the budget in the future; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the RPMC supports across the board spending cuts, zero based budgeting, and the phasing out of shared revenues and the imposition of the Republican property tax freeze as the appropriate means to balance the budget; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the RPMC opposes any attempt to provide more loopholes for the school property tax controls and opposes the elimination of the QEO provision of the binding arbitration statutes applicable to public school teachers' unions; andBE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the RPMC supports the elimination of binding arbitration and the continued prohibition on strikes by governmental workers, so that if an impasse is reached in bargaining between government employee unions and governmental units, the employees will continue working under the previous bargaining contract; andBE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the RPMC supports an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution imposing limits on spending increases by state government and all local governmental units.
More piggish union greed news hits the papers today.Ben Franklin would be turning over in his grave if he could see what the institution he invented looks like today.The Post Office has lost $7.9 BILLION dollars in the past two years. In an attempt to stop the downward spiral, the Post Office is considering cutting back mail deliver from 6 days a week to 5 days a week.The biggest reason for the drop loss, and the biggest challenge to overcome is the cost of providing healthcare to current and future retirees. The postal service owes its retiree heath fund $7.4 billion this year alone.With 650,000 workers, the Postal Service is the United States third largest employer, after Wal-Mart and the Defense Department.Union contracts make layoffs rare…Raises are automatic…sounds similar to our teachers and city public sector workers.Greedy CEO’s and Greedy Unions are ruining this Country!
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